Mini-Engineers: LEGO Easter camps and weekly summer term classes

Mini-Engineers is turning five this year and to celebrate they are launching their own pop-up event space here at Paddington Central in April, where they’ll be staying with us for the duration of the summer.

They’re bringing with them their Innovation and Inspiration Lab – iLab for short – which will be a home for their much-loved LEGO activities, including weekly classes for children aged 3-11 years old, holiday camps, workshops and birthday parties. The iLab is conveniently located next to Paddington Station and will also see the launch of some exciting new events, such as LEGO building workshops for grown-ups and a chance for parents to have a Saturday night out while the kids enjoy a LEGO workshop of their own – designed to be a fun alternative to a babysitter while parents go for a nice, relaxing dinner nearby.

Summer camp themes will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more LEGO-building activities.

April: three-day holiday camps

Wonders of the World - book now
5 to 11 years (Year 1 to Year 6) | £126.00

  • Mon 8–Wed 10 April, 1:15pm-4:15pm
  • Mon 15–Wed 17 April, 9:30am-12:30pm

From the natural wonders of the world to the grand structures of the ancient world and the largest feats of engineering from the modern age, they will take your child on a journey through the ages. With engineering marvels such as the great pyramids and the Golden Gate Bridge, this camp addresses the engineering challenges the creators of these wonders faced.


Planes, Trains and Automobiles - book now
5 to 11 years (Year 1 to Year 6) | £126.00

  • Mon 8–Wed 10 April, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Mon 15–Wed 17 April, 1:15pm-4:15pm

Come join them at this three-day camp where Mini-Engineers will have its most popular activities together at one camp.  Design and build your own aeroplane and then work as a team to create that perfect LEGO airport for your plane to land and take off from. Work as a team to create the ultimate passenger train to ferry passengers across the British countryside complete with motorised engine – where will your train take you?  Design a racing car and see how fast you can make it go. It's a vehicular extravaganza that all kids will love.

Weekly classes, 27 April – 30 June

DUPLO Phonics - book now
3 to 4 years (Nursery) | £180.00

  • Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am

This nursery class uses DUPLO to introduce your child to early learning concepts while having fun building and developing motor skills. Each class will focus on a different topic incorporating letters, sounds, numbers, shapes and colours. The children will also learn different building techniques as they employ their creativity to express their thoughts. Their aim is to help your child’s language development, numeracy, creativity and imagination.

 

DUPLO Technic - book now
4 to 5 years (Reception to Year 1) | £180.00

  • Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am

Using DUPLO Technic, the children work in pairs to build a different simple machine each week. They will get to see first-hand how gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles work together to make a mechanical movement. The children will also be given the opportunity to adapt their models and share it with the class. This class is great for introducing young children to engineering concepts, encouraging teamwork and building communication skills at an early stage.


Moving Creations - book now
5 to 8 years (Year 1 to Year 3) | £190.00

  • Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
  • Saturdays, 9:00am-10:15am
  • Sundays, 10:45am-12:00pm

From wheels and axles to gears, pulleys and belts, each week children will learn basic mechanical concepts that will aid in their building of LEGO models that move. There will be plenty of scope for creativity too, with opportunities for children to use what they've learned with their imagination to build amazing movable creations.


Technic Cars and Gears - book now
7 to 11 years (Year 3 to Year 6) | £190.00

  • Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
  • Saturdays, 9:00am-10:15am
  • Sundays, 10:45am-12:00pm

Cars and gears are all around us – modern life wouldn’t be the same without them. In this class, the children will be building some simple cars and other familiar objects and exploring their inner workings to see how they function – from gears, ratchets and flywheels, to gearboxes and pulleys. Discover what makes cars fast, what makes cranes able to lift heavy objects, how to build a walking robot and much more.

 

The pop-up iLab will also play host to LEGO parties and school groups for creative hands-on experiences that encourage teamwork and problem-solving through lots of LEGO building and fun. Inspiration is at the heart of the Mini-Engineers brand and we are really excited to host their latest venture.

Come join them as they strive to build mighty minds brick by brick.

When
8 April 2019 - 30 June 2019
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